CSC Selects SAS to Provide Support for New North Carolina Medicaid Management Information...

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CSC Selects SAS to Provide Support for New North Carolina Medicaid Management
Information System

CARY, N.C. and FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE:
CSC) announced today that SAS, a leader in business analytics, has been
selected to be part of the CSC-led team to replace North Carolina's Medicaid
Management Information System (MMIS).  The new healthcare administration
system will support and manage other state agency health services in addition
to Medicaid. The contract, previously announced on Jan. 15, 2009, was awarded
to CSC by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC
DHHS). It has a seven-and-a-half-year base period, a one-year option and an
estimated value of $265 million. 

As North Carolina's technology supplier for data integration and quality, SAS
will provide software and services to migrate data from the existing MMIS to
the replacement system. 

"SAS brings a 30-year relationship with North Carolina to the CSC team," said
Paula Joshi, general manager of the SAS State and Local Government Practice.
"SAS' extensive knowledge of the state's information technology infrastructure
will contribute significantly to a successful transition and offers
opportunities for more advanced analysis down the road."

The new solution will include commercial off-the-shelf products designed for a
multi-tiered, service-oriented architecture and aligned with the Medicaid IT
Architecture business enterprise. As the fiscal agent for NC DHHS and its
divisions, CSC will provide operational support to manage provider and
recipient call centers, prior authorization reviews, claims processing,
pharmacy operations, medical policy reviews and other administrative

"We look forward to working with SAS to leverage state resources and provide
better information and decisions for millions of North Carolina citizens,"
said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC's North American Public Sector line
of business. "The CSC team's ability to increase functionality for the
system's users will enhance the state's quality of healthcare."

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more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better
decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world

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About CSC
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services
through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions &
Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector.
CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration,
information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software
development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management
consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000
employees and reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the 12 months ended Jan.
2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at


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Public Sector, +1-703-205-6130,, or Rich Venn, Manager,
Media Relations, Corporate, +1-310-615-3926,, or Bill Lackey,
Director, Investor Relations, Corporate, +1-310-615-1700,,
all of CSC; or Trent Smith, Government & Education, Specialist of SAS External
Communications, +1-919-531-4726,
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